Pension Credit and mixed aged rules

Dear All,

We have client, in receipt of Pension Credit, with his wife on the claim.

It has not paid at the couple rate, as she had NRPF – she now has recourse, and he has aksed to be paid as a couple – we feel that this is a change in circumstances that would not require a new claim.

PC disagree with it, and say no that it has to be new claim to UC, under the mixed aged rules and have stopped the PC claim.

However, he had to provide all her details when he claimed, but as noted not paid, rightly, as a couple – so is it not the case that they should simply remove the NRPF condition and add her – it is not a new claim to PC?

Can someone confirm if it would be UC or not?

Many thanks

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